4.9★ Sykes rating 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets No Features Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Games Room Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (31) great (20) our (19) lovely (18) well (17) games (16) 58 Customer Reviews "First Class property." Well equipped Oil fired central heating was excellent Weather was very cold so could not take advantage of all the facilities Thank you for your lovely comments and great feedback. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Peter. Property Owner Reviewed by John5.0★Nov 2023 "What a beautiful cottage it's our 2nd time of coming to this cottage, it has everything you require ." The nice touch of the basket of goodies is welcoming . Thank you Peter for letting us stay again and we will be back Thanks again for visiting us at Millennium Cottage and your great feedback. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Peter. Property Owner Reviewed by Janine4.7★Nov 2023 "Fabulous property spacious and superbly equipped." Our party was made up of grandparents, parent and three grandsons 11 - 18. Property gave us all space when required and the opportunity to be together. Games room a definite hit. The peace and tranquillity of the area around the cottage was very welcome. Great base to explore from. First class property I have no reservations about. Thank you for the opportunity to share this treasure. Many thanks for your lovely, positive feedback. Hope to see you back sometime in the future. Kind regards. Property Owner Reviewed by Christopher5.0★Oct 2023 "Only slight observation is that the downstairs shower is not very powerful." Thanks for your comment. We are upgrading the pump on the showers in January so should be much better in future. Property Owner Reviewed by Adam4.4★Oct 2023 "Great property for a family, massive garden and good facilities for kids." Enjoyed our stay and owner very friendly and helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your great feedback. Hope to see you again sometime. Best regards. Property Owner Reviewed by Jane4.7★Sep 2023 "We had a brilliant time at the cottage." It catered for all ages, the games room and football net were used so much and loved. The cottage was clean and comfortable with an amazing view from outside. We would definitely book again as it is close to the beach and everything we need to enjoy a holiday. Thankyou so much. Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards. Property Owner Reviewed by Kate5.0★Aug 2023 "Seven of us stayed at Millennium Cottage from 10th - 24th June 2023." And had a brilliant holiday. Millennium Cottage was a really lovely cottage and had everything we needed and in a ideal position to explore a lot of Northumberland. Would definitely recommend Millennium Cottage. Hi Susan. Thanks for your lovely feedback. It was lovely to meet you all and delighted you had a great holiday. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Peter. Property Owner Reviewed by Susan5.0★Jun 2023 "We ( five old men from Germany) were very satisfied with the Millenium Cottage ." It provided everything we needed and more, We would like to come again some day. The booking with Sykes was perfect and the information accurate. Everybody we talked to was very helpful and friendly. Thank you for your very positive feedback. We hope to see you return in the future. Property Owner Reviewed by Bernhard5.0★May 2023 "Great house and facilities" Thank you very much for your great feedback. Glad you enjoyed the cottage. Property Owner Reviewed by Barrie5.0★May 2023 "Thank you so much for a great stay at Millennium Cottage." It was spacious, well equipped,warm and homely during a very cold week indeed. We'd love to come again. Thanks you so much for your lovely feedback. Sorry you had a couple of issues during your stay but appreciate you didn’t let them spoil your break. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner Reviewed by Marcus5.0★Dec 2022 "Our second stay at the property." Both times have found it comfortable, well eqipped and very well located for seeing the area. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Hope to see you again Property Owner Reviewed by David5.0★Nov 2022 "We’ve already left feedback for the owners." Brilliant, comfortable well equipped house and we’d hope to return again someday. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner Reviewed by Hugh5.0★Nov 2022 "Lovely holiday home and area easy to get to places from here the perfect hub to get to places from" Thanks for your great feedback. Delighted that you were happy with the cottage and the location. Property Owner Reviewed by Karl5.0★Jul 2022 "A beautiful spacious house in a tranquil setting with the peace and quiet that our family needed." Lots of fun activities provided; the pool table was a big hit. One drawback: my three menfolk are well over six feet, so foot boards on the beds makes it hard to get comfortable. Also, I know a good piano-tuner! That aside, I would happily return to this house. Thanks for your lovely feedback. Property Owner Reviewed by Deirdre5.0★Jun 2022 "We enjoyed a lovely week at Millenium Cottage." The cottage itself is spacious and comfortable as well as being very well equipped, all the kitchen kit you might need including coffee machine (essential!), plenty of pots, pans, crockery cutlery and glasses which can sometimes be lacking in a holiday let! The garden was fantastic for the kids to play in and we enjoyed sitting on the large deck to eat our meals outside. The games room was a bonus which the kids also enjoyed. The owner was helpful and friendly and even posted back some luggage we forgot to pack. We would definitely reccomend Millenium Cottage and would love to return I'm the future. Thank you so much for your lovely feed back. Property Owner Reviewed by Jonathan5.0★May 2022 "We were a party of 8 and this cottage was great - loads of space and close proximity to the wonderful Northumberland Coast." Huge garden and walks from the door, kids loved the games and the piano. Liked the house so much we never even made it to the pub Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Hopefully we will welcome you back in the future. Kind regards. Peter. Property Owner Reviewed by Paul5.0★Apr 2022 "We were visiting my home county with friends and chose Millennium Cottage for the facilities available and location." I’m pleased to say we were not disappointed. A very well appointed cottage with spacious rooms, good heating throughout and the fun of a separate games room. Great for exploring all Northumberland has to offer from Holy Island to Newcastle with Cragside, Bamburgh and the coastline and a trip to Beamish Museum. We would certainly stay at the cottage again. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are constantly trying to maintain and improve things at the cottage so it’s good to know we are doing a decent job. Kind regards. Peter Rogerson. Property Owner Reviewed by John5.0★Mar 2022 "We had a great stay in Millennium Cottage." Right from the start it felt like home. Accommodation and facilities were excellent and a perfect fit for our party of five adults and a child. We wouldn’t change a thing. Even enjoyed the deck at night - star gazing and northern lights spotting - what more could you want! Thanks for your lovely review. We are continually upgrading our facilities and really appreciate your feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards. Property Owner Reviewed by Jill4.7★Jan 2022 "Really nice cottage." Spacious and well equipped Reviewed by Rosemary5.0★Dec 2021 "We started our stay in difficult circumstances, with the problems caused to power, etc in the area, by Storm Arwen." The owner kept us fully informed, and once we decided to travel, he made every effort to make the property as cosy as possible. Once the power was restored we had a thoroughly enjoyable week in a lovely, comfortable cottage. Well equipped throughout. Christon Bank proved to be a good location for exploring the area. Would not hesitate to return or recommend to friends. Reviewed by David5.0★Nov 2021 "This is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful spot, its immaculately clean and very comfortable." Reviewed by Nick5.0★Oct 2021 "A fantastic holiday cottage in an ideal spot for discovering Northumberland." The cottage had everything we required and lots of space to relax and chill in Reviewed by Judith5.0★Oct 2021 "Lovely big house with ample secure garden." But the comfort of the place was uncomfortable. Mattresses on beds in 3 rooms are old and worn out. One member of our party has come away with a bad back. The corner settee in the main sitting room is very old , worn and uncomfortable. It is time that Sykes made sure that owners update the furniture in holiday homes to a better standard. Mattresses should be changed every 8 yrs at least. We were hoping to catch up with our Netflix and other viewing while on holiday in the evenings but unfortunately this holiday home does not have one smart TV between the 3 in the house. Surely in these modern times this would be a facility one would expect. Especially when paying £900 a week ! Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. I am sorry and disappointed to read that you did not think of your time at Millennium Cottage as comfortable. We have not had complaints regarding the comfort of the beds or mattresses before so this was surprising to read, we are sorry that you felt affected your stay and will monitor future reviews about this. We do not list a Smart TV in the amenities of the property but we do provide an Amazon Fire Stick in one of the TV's which has lots of shows and apps on for you to use. I hope the points you have raised did not ruin your stay at Millennium Cottage. Property Owner Reviewed by Christine1.9★Sep 2021 "The owner was gardening at the time of our arrival and it was lovely to exchange pleasantries personally." The welcome pack was an exciting additional extra for us and the children! Thank you. Reviewed by Fiona5.0★Jul 2021 "Absolutely gorgeous house and gardens a brilliant base to relax in and enjoy yet within short drives to so many beautiful places like bamburgh castle, sea houses, Alnwick, amble , fearne islands and too many beaches to name ." The owner is lovely would definitely recommend and return ourselves . We had an amazing week and made family memories Thank you again kindest regards The Cottrell’s Reviewed by Emma5.0★May 2021 "Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a great week." Reviewed by Nicola5.0★Oct 2020 "The house was excellent, just what we expected." The location was superb and that's what was important for us. We received a lovely welcome pack which was very nice to have. Northumberland is a wonderful place , so much to see and do. The house like I said was lovely and we did not want for anything, it has everything that you need. Also it was very clean and tidy and I would definitely recommend this house. We will be making a return visit next year. Thank you for a great week! Reviewed by Philip5.0★Oct 2020 "An excellent property in a lovely quiet, rural setting Excellent kitchen with lovely views Ideal central location for day trips around the area Perfect break away from the current madness of the world!" Reviewed by David5.0★Sep 2020 "The cottage was wonderful, loved the garden space." Reviewed by Simon4.7★Jul 2020 "A great holiday cottage in a beautiful area close to all the local tourist attractions." Perfect for two families with teenagers. The games room was a hit. Warm and cosy. Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Feb 2020 "We had a lovely week at Millennium Cottage." It was very spacious and very well kitted out. The children had plenty of room to play, we did venture outside into the gardens, which were extensive, but it was very cold and one of our grandchildren is used to much warmer climates so having the space inside the cottage was great. When we arrived the house was spotless and there was a very generous 'Welcome' pack. The log fire was tremendous and when this was on, we didn't need the heating on. All the bedrooms were of generous proportions and there was plenty of wardrobes and drawers. The washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher were much appreciated additions. The only negative is that the photos show that there is a bath and there isn't, although the written information clearly states that it is two shower rooms, so my fault for not checking, but we managed with the baby bath that was provided as the children were small enough to get in it. A car is an essential requirement when staying here, as there doesn't appear to be a bus that comes through and there is only a small convenience store and a pub. Thanks again for a wonderful week, would definitely book again. Reviewed by Lesley4.7★Feb 2020 "We had a amazing time at this cottage it had everything and more we could ask for and when we arrived we had a welcome basket which was a lovely touch heating on and milk in fridge ." Kids loved games room and the space in house and we cant wait to book back up . Reviewed by James5.0★Jan 2020 "Millennium Cottage was absolutely fantastic, perfect for our needs." Peter was a fantastic host, always available to answer any questions and very accommodating when we requested to extend our stay at short notice. Thank you for a great stay, we will bear Millennium Cottage in mind if we need to stay in the area again. Reviewed by Colin5.0★Dec 2019 "Excellent property." We would book it again Reviewed by Sandra5.0★Nov 2019 "Great property with lots of space." Perfect for small children, especially my train obsessed two year old (it's close to a level crossing but noise not a problem). Big garden and games room for older kids. Not far to lots of stunning beaches. Warm and cosy when the weather wasn't so great. Owner very friendly and helpful. Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Oct 2019 "House is in a great location, and potentially has everything that a larger family would need to keep everyone happy." 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin rooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges and a games room - great. And in the Summer months great outdoor spaces. With a little TLC it could be amazing! With the house being in a village we werent expecting quite as much noise, it is metres from a very busy train line and level crossing, and the road through the village was quite busy too with HGVs. When we arrived there was a terrible smell on opening the utility room door, the washing machine had stagnant water in the door seal and was absolutely filthy, took a fair bit of cleaning and several washes (empty) to get it to a useable standard. The master bedroom had a memory foam mattress but the other beds would benefit from new mattresses as they were rather flat and springs could be felt. Reviewed by Patricia4.4★Oct 2019 "Lovely place, really comfortable especially the beds!" Great area, super welcome pack and very friendly locals. What more could you want! Reviewed by John5.0★Aug 2019 "Well equipped kitchen, plenty of space and the games were well received." Loved the welcome pack, definitely recommend this house. Reviewed by Julie5.0★Aug 2019 "The cottage was clean, comfortable & spacious." The welcome pack was a very generous surprise. We have used Sykes for many holidays now and this is one of the best holiday cottages we have used. We only have one minor grouse. When we booked, there was a bath installed in the upstairs bathroom, however this was later replaced by a shower and we were not informed by Sykes until 7 weeks before our holiday, which left us with a bit of a dilemma as our grandchildren are unhappy in showers and there was little time to find alternative accommodation. The lack of a bath didn't prove to be a major problem - it would just have been nice to have had a bit more notice. Reviewed by John4.7★Aug 2019 "Cottage was so spacious, centrally located and with a small games room." It had 3 upstairs bedroom and a ground floor bedroom so was very adaptable. There were 2sitting rooms and a very large kitchen diner. Countryside was wonderful with superb beaches. Weather was also very kind. Generous welcome pack on arrival and friendly host. Could not be bettered. Reviewed by Sheila5.0★Jul 2019 "The cottage was very well equipped and the welcome pack was much appreciated ." Also the enclosed decking area was a safe place for our toddler to play . Reviewed by Linda5.0★Jul 2019 "Comfortable family cottage." Very central. All the attractions were close by which meant we didn't have far to travel. The cottage is well equipped and the kids enjoyed the games room. There is a large garden which would have been great to use if the weather had been better. You can easily imagine having a glass of wine on a summer evening on the patio. We settled for the log fire. Really enjoyed the cottage and would recommend a stay there. Reviewed by Beryl5.0★Apr 2019 "Good, comfortable, well equipped." Single beds rather flimsy. Reviewed by Joanna4.4★Feb 2019 "The cottage was spacious, cosy, well equipped and the welcome pack left by the owner was so kind." The games room outside was brilliant. Reviewed by Claire5.0★Feb 2019 "Beautiful, clean, quiet, modern cottage with everything you'd expect for a great holiday." The combined dining area and kitchen was great for socialising around the table. The beds were all very comfortable - no complaints. The log fire was an added bonus and easy to maintain. The house was actually warm and cosy enough without it but it added to the magic. The configuration of bedrooms, bathrooms and two sitting rooms proved ideal for our very mixed party of friends and family but would equally adapt to families with kids or elderly and less mobile relatives. We were there in the middle of winter so we couldn't really take advantage of the outdoor facilities - decking, gardens, bbq etc. Some nice local walks and lots to do nearby although the local seaside could do with better parking at peak times. (Christmas week for us - and couldn't get near Craster!) The convenience store in Embleton is friendly and well stocked - unlike the laughable local shop in Christon Bank! We'll definitely be back in the summer! Reviewed by Gary5.0★Dec 2018 "It was everything we were hoping for and it far exceeded our expectations." Reviewed by Frances5.0★Nov 2018 "The accommodation exceeded what is normally expected in a self catering cottage." Reviewed by Eileen5.0★Jun 2018 "Super accommodation - hamper most welcome." Excellent hosts and we had a lovely time Reviewed by George5.0★Jun 2018 "The ground floor shower was very poor." I am a bath person but the rest of my family chose to use the shower over the bath, effectively giving us a one bathroom property. The beds were very comfortable which makes a change for a holiday let and much appreciated. The sofa and armchair were quite low so my husband had to sit on cushions as he has had a hip replacement 3 years ago. All in all it was a very good holiday. Reviewed by Penelope4.7★May 2018 "I hired the Millennium Cottage for my girlfriends birthday as a surprise with an added surprise that her friends came up & stay." Was a beautiful place, we loved the games room & the log fire, was lovely just to chill & watch that on a night time. Thank you so much. Reviewed by Faye5.0★Feb 2018 "Fantastic house, great communication, lovely location!" Just perfect for a big group and we loved the games room! Very clean and the welcome basket was a lovely touch. Reviewed by Lindsay5.0★Jan 2018 "Everything was lovely but the crockery needs replacing" Reviewed by Marie5.0★Aug 2017 "The owners were extremely helpful and kind." My elderly father thought the had left a bag behind and the owners checked the house for us and kept us informed. The welcome pack provided was excellent. There was something in it for everyone. Reviewed by Joanne5.0★Aug 2017 "The cottage was in a brilliant location for all the major sights." Must admit the weather made it. Another good thing was the area wasn't overly busy and from the cottage everything was very handy. Reviewed by John5.0★Jun 2017 "Lovely house with great faciliites in a good location." Reviewed by John4.6★Nov 2016 "This holiday home from home is amazing." Fabulous grounds, lots of space, great games room outside and a great games room inside with board games, books and dvds. Rooms are spacious and beds are comfy. Lots of storage space. Location is fabulous and we have loved every minute of our holiday. Owners are very kind and helpful too, with a fabulous basket of treats waiting on arrival. Reviewed by Rachel5.0★Oct 2016 "Our group has a reunion every year." We were students together in the early 1970s at Edinburgh University. Millennium Cottage was ideal for us because of its location - perfect for people interested in golf, walking, cycling and history. The local pub, a short walk away, was an additional attraction - friendly and comfortable with excellent beer and the hooves of Derby winner, Blink Bonny! There were other fine pubs and restaurants in the vicinity. The accommodation was first class - all rooms were spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The large kitchen/dining area had everything you would ever need. The rear decking was ideal for relaxing and has fine views over the extensive garden and surrounding fields. There was also a grand playroom - table football was perfect for 60 somethings in wet weather! The "welcome pack" was the most generous I have ever experienced at any holiday accommodation. Reviewed by Alec5.0★Oct 2016 "The cottage was absolutely superb for our reunited family of seven from various points in the uk including grandchildren & we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves." As the location of this property could hardly be bettered! Reviewed by John4.8★Aug 2016 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC, there is also a baby bath available Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC Kitchen with dining area Utility Sitting room with woodburner Second sitting room External games room with table football, pool table, games console and TV. Oil central heating with woodburner Range cooker with electric oven and hob, combination oven/microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVDs, CD, WiFi, phone (incoming calls only), selection of books, games and DVDs Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Travel cot and highchair in property Ample off road parking Lockable bike storage Front and rear gardens with decking, lawns, furniture and BBQ Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop and pub 2 mins walk Beach 2 miles Note: Grocery welcome pack included Note: Woodburner available Oct to Mar inclusive. If you are looking to charge an electric car at the property, this will need to be discussed prior to booking. The property This spacious cottage is in the Northumberland village of Christon Bank and provides lovely accommodation in the heart of the county. This detached cottage is large and roomy and is very child friendly, with its separate external games room. Downstairs, there is a spacious sitting room with a warming woodburner and a second sitting room with a TV. It also features a large, well-equipped kitchen with a range cooker and a dining area, perfect for enjoying family meals together. Upstairs, there are three comfortable bedrooms with a fourth on the ground floor, meaning there is flexible sleeping arrangements to accommodate all guests. The large rear garden is a lovely place to enjoy alfresco dining and will be appreciated by your whole party, particularly on warm summer evenings when enjoying a glass of something cold and planning your next holiday adventure. The cottage is just a two minute walk from the local pub, the Blink Bonny, and the village shop and Post Office. Two miles east of the cottage is the beautiful Heritage Coast with Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh, Warkworth and Alnwick castles all nearby. Newton-by-the-Sea is just over two miles away with fantastic beaches and its own delightful little pub serving real ales and great food. The whole family is sure to have an enjoyable time throughout their stay at this ideally located and well-presented cottage in Christon Bank village. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150. View on map About the location CHRISTON BANK Embleton 2 miles; Beadnell 5 miles; Alnwick 8 miles. Christon Bank lies 8 miles north east of Northumberland's major market town Alnwick, famous for its stunning castle and gardens. Only 2 miles east of the village are the beautiful bays at Embleton and Low Newton-by-the-Sea, which are nestled within miles and miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and dunes. To the north lies Lindisfarne on Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Scottish Borders, whilst an hour's drive to the south is the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Christon Bank is set amidst outstanding countryside, which is breathtakingly beautiful all year round. It is a small and friendly village, with a pub and an abundance of excellent pubs and restaurants in the neighbouring villages. With its superb sandy beaches, coastal walks, golf, horse riding and cycle ways the area is perfect for a relaxing family holiday.